Frenchburg, Menifee County

Frenchburg, Menifee County

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Elder

Chesterfield, MO

#1 Mar 25, 2009
I have read some of these post and I wanted to start my own. I have lived in Menifee County all my life. I have seen alot of comings and goings. I just want to mention some of the things I remember and some of the things I have heard passed down from generations.

Menifee County used to be the home of Frenchburg Presbyterian Campus, which housed the Frenchburg High School, Jane Cook Hospital. Menifee County Jail, Masonic Lodge (still have the lodge, but no meetings), we are the proud founds of the Suiter's Grass (Kentucky 31 Fescue), Menifee County used to have the Bonham Bus Line, it also had a train that ran in the county, Rothwell Station (near Dog Trot) was the Train Station. Menifee County had a County Poor House, 2 Hotels, the Greenwade Hotel and the Wells' Hotel, KOA Campgrounds, Broke Leg Falls, Beaver Furnace. Not to mention our fair share of Newspapers over the years, Frenchburg Advertiser, Menifee Meteor, Frenchburg Agitator, The Menifee Co, Journal, Foothills Courier, The Menifee County News (couple of different times). Also there was a Ford Garage in Frenchburg once upon a time.

I am just proud to say that I live in Menifee County and I love it.

Does anyone remember anything I forgot to mention?
kentucky girl

Tremont, PA

#2 Mar 25, 2009
thank you for sharing that i have just lived in menifee for 18 yrs but i call it my hometown i love it here and i'm here to stay that was so interesting i wish i could have seen it then

“Go Big BLUE...”

Since: Feb 09

Mount Sterling, KY

#3 Mar 25, 2009
Bless you Elder for starting this post. I hadn't thought of these things for a long time, yet I have had connections with about all of them at one time or another. Brings back memories,huh? I lived in Frenchburg many years, it was just always home to me. I will be anxious to see what others add. I just got lost in thought here, lotta memories, some good, some not so good...
Snowbird

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Mar 25, 2009
Elder wrote:
I have read some of these post and I wanted to start my own. I have lived in Menifee County all my life. I have seen alot of comings and goings. I just want to mention some of the things I remember and some of the things I have heard passed down from generations.
Menifee County used to be the home of Frenchburg Presbyterian Campus, which housed the Frenchburg High School, Jane Cook Hospital. Menifee County Jail, Masonic Lodge (still have the lodge, but no meetings), we are the proud founds of the Suiter's Grass (Kentucky 31 Fescue), Menifee County used to have the Bonham Bus Line, it also had a train that ran in the county, Rothwell Station (near Dog Trot) was the Train Station. Menifee County had a County Poor House, 2 Hotels, the Greenwade Hotel and the Wells' Hotel, KOA Campgrounds, Broke Leg Falls, Beaver Furnace. Not to mention our fair share of Newspapers over the years, Frenchburg Advertiser, Menifee Meteor, Frenchburg Agitator, The Menifee Co, Journal, Foothills Courier, The Menifee County News (couple of different times). Also there was a Ford Garage in Frenchburg once upon a time.
I am just proud to say that I live in Menifee County and I love it.
Does anyone remember anything I forgot to mention?
My mother worked at the Hospital, I used to go to work with her. Wow, doesn't seem that it has been so many years.
Snowbird

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Mar 25, 2009
I am from Bath County, but spent a lot of fun times in Menifee also.
Snowbird

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Mar 25, 2009
Keep this going, we need it!!
auntie em

Mount Sterling, KY

#7 Mar 25, 2009
I remember the corner restaurant when I think the Stiltners owned it..not sure about that. I know Mary Hannah Benson worked there. My dad would go get his hair cut at Gene's barber shop and then take me for a milkshake at the restaurant. Also, remember the grocery store.....was it Williams'?
Ole Man Time

Richmond, KY

#8 Mar 25, 2009
There was an International Harvester Truck and Farm Tractor Dealer at one time
Kaleighzmom

Campton, KY

#9 Mar 25, 2009
I remember walking to town with my mammaw, and getting a "real" cherry coke. It's my hometown and will always be home to me. I grew up playing in the creeks on 36, and roaming all of the hills there too. How about the laundry-mat when Palastine(Pal) Gilley used to take care of it?
Elder

Campton, KY

#10 Mar 25, 2009
I remember the Laundry Mat, Lexie Roberts' store. Even attened the ground breaking for the nursing home. I didn't think they would ever get it built before I needed it. Where was the International Harvester Truck and Farm Tractor Dealer located at? I don't think I remember that. Remember when the Pharmacy had a fountain stand. I can even remember when there was no Cave Run Lake and when they were building the lake the houses would be moved, I think one is the house where Roger Wells' lives. I can remember when there was a resturant at the top of Frenchburg Hill, don't remember the name.
Elder

Campton, KY

#11 Mar 25, 2009
Another bit of history, Former Elected Officials, lets see how many remember them.

Gene Heizer, Roy Agee, Dr. Graves, Coroner

Bo Brown, Asa Montgomery, William Benson, Jack Johnson, Kern Wells, Claude Benson, Jailer

Carole Sue Wright and G.C. Peck were Tax Commissioners, called PVA now.

Henry Ratliff, Sam Swartz, Otto Ingram, Earl Wells, Charlie Mann, Asa R Little, County Judges

County Clerk, Johnny Amburgey, Newt Amburgey

Sheriff Hershell Sexton, Bobby Wells, Ova Richardson, Sam Swartz, Earl Wells, Johnny Crain, Asa Montgomery

John Nefzger, A.R. Little, Squire Williams, Denn Pieratt, County Attorney

Hicks Wells, Faris Peck and Tom Peck were Circuit Clerk.

This bring back alot of memories. Before you had to go through the metal detectors at the courthouse (I can't go through them, because of my heart). When the jailer didn't transport their prisoners to another county. When Roy Agee ran the funeral home, ambulance service and coroner all at the same time. Would take you to the hospital in the hurst. Good Old Days. What memories.
auntie em

Mount Sterling, KY

#12 Mar 25, 2009
Roy Agee was a wonderful man. Dr. Graves saved my life twice that I know of. I can't remember what the name of the restaurant was at the top of the hill. I had forgotten about it!!Do you remember who ran it?
Ole Man Time

Richmond, KY

#13 Mar 25, 2009
Restaurant at top of the hill was the Hill Top Restaurant.
International Harvester Dealership was where the County Garage is now.
There used to be a TV repair shop in town or he would go make house calls.
There was a barber shop in town where you could get a shoe shine for 50 cents.
Texaco Station on the corner owned by Jr Little.
Corner Restaurant owned by the Littles.
Jeremy Davis

Brentwood, UK

#14 Mar 25, 2009
Great posts. I have have sent a reply to Elder I hope it can be shared with all of you.

All the best

Jeremy
Wales UK
Ole Man Time

Richmond, KY

#15 Mar 25, 2009
There was a Western Auto Store across from the court house at one time
Elder

Campton, KY

#16 Mar 25, 2009
Had a nap before bedtime. Yes Ole Man Time, there was a Western Auto Store in Frenchburg, Seldon Fannin owned it, I think it burned in 1988 or so. The Pugh Boys had a garage where the county garage is now. I had forgotten that, senior moment, I guess. I am glad everyone is enjoying what I have posted, it brings back memories, memories that keep me young at heart.

Anyone remember anything else?

“Go Big BLUE...”

Since: Feb 09

Mount Sterling, KY

#17 Mar 25, 2009
auntie em wrote:
Roy Agee was a wonderful man. Dr. Graves saved my life twice that I know of. I can't remember what the name of the restaurant was at the top of the hill. I had forgotten about it!!Do you remember who ran it?
The name of the restaurant was the'Tower Restaurant', ran by Pete and Ruby Crawford..
East Fork gal

West Liberty, KY

#18 Mar 26, 2009
Remember the Country Kitchen that was run by Leon Heaton's Mom...Rosie? Best place in the world to find a piece of home made pie.
old

Clay City, KY

#19 Mar 26, 2009
their was a ford dealership where the parts house is now [Carter & Ingram]
old

Clay City, KY

#20 Mar 26, 2009
Margie Lisle: Bonnie Day: Louise Stull: Lyn harp: Becky Collins: Kay Vinson: their weir more that i can`t think of now. thesis girls were as my grand children say were hot back in the early 60s.

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